Burnsley Restaurant and Lounge
1000 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203Neighborhood:
Downtown / LoDo
French AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Burnsley Restaurant and Lounge
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.burnsley.com/
- Phone: 3038301000
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French American, Tapas / Small Plates
- Executive Chef: Forrest Scherman
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: The Burnsley All Suite Hotel is Denver's hidden jewel. We provide intimate function space for private events such as Birthday Parties, Bridal/Baby Showers, Weddings and much more. As Capitol Hill’s premier boutique hotel, we offer a blend of European style with the sophistication and excitement of downtown. We now invite you to become part of our historic tradition. Host your next event in an atmosphere of unsurpassed elegance and charm.
- Private Party Facilities: The Burnsley Hotel is an exquisite hotel that provides intimate function space for conferences and events. It features beautifully appointed banquet space with an adjoining terrace that can accommodate meetings and celebrations from 10 to 100 guests.
- Private Party Contact: Paul Nellis 8773783605
- Entertainment: Every Thurday- Saturday night enjoy The Burnsley's live jazz club with the hottest live jazz in Denver. Arrive early to get a spot and enjoy one of Denver's best happy hours! Visit our website to see who is playing! www.burnsley.com
A word from Burnsley Restaurant and Lounge
Enjoy our delicious French/ American cuisine during a power lunch or romantic getaway. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our unique dining room is perfect for all occasions with private booths and table seating. Evening diners can enjoy the sounds of live entertainment from our lounge on Thursday- Saturday eveings. Please note that reservations are not accepted for the bar & lounge area. Seating is on a first come-first serve basis in the bar.Continued
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Burnsley Restaurant and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
- Two of the entrees were sollrfDined on 9/21/2012Two of the entrees were so salty we were unable to eat them. We were not offered anything else nor was there an apology or any monetary compensation. I won't go back.
- AvoidyummycriticVIPDined on 9/11/2012I think a "Fair" rating is actually very generous. My French toast was edible, but my colleague who ordered pancakes said it tasted strangely sour and she could not eat it. Service was friendly but very slow, as there is only one server for the entire restaurant. No hostess either. We waited standing around, then for the water, then for him to take the order, etc. Ambiance--light was too bright, even for breakfast, and it was really hot. When we asked the server if the thermostat can be adjusted, he pointed to it and said it's locked and he didn't have the key! I felt badly for the server. I would not recommend this restaurant, let alone the hotel.
- A gift certificate given byOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 8/29/2012A gift certificate given by a friend last Christmas was the main reason-Though I knew I would enjoy time with a lunch partner, moreso than bringing my husband. I have always liked The Burnsley (I was the Manager of the DMCVB Visitor Information Center for 20 years) I volunteer at the Denver Firefighters Museum, so provide a wealth of visitor info) when I am "on duty" - We both enjoyed our choices, and the quiet of the dining room-We wanted to take time to chat and enjoy our meal--Thank you so much! Charlene Orr-WebbSpecial Features:
- The food was not worth theOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 8/25/2012The food was not worth the money. Service was not great. The place was dead. I would never ever pay the amount of money we paid for this meal ever again.
- Loved It!OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 7/31/2012The Burnsley Hotel is a very old and classy hotel and their Living Room has that same feel to it. It's very romantic and dimly lit, so very nice for a date. The frommage plate was amazing and so was the bread. The lavendar sauce for the pork tenderloins was awesome as well. Our waitress was very attentive but also gave us plenty of room to eat dinner undisturbed. We enjoyed this place very much!Special Features:
- Quiet Heaven with Good Food to BootAlexandraDined on 5/24/2012This is the second time we've dined at the Burnsley and we all remembered liking it so well the first time. This time was just as good. e tried out the new menu. Everything tasted good and our waitress was so on top of everything! The best thing about The Burnsley is how adult and quiet it was. No loud, thumping sounds so that conversation is impossible; no crooner who is louder than your best friend next to you. This was quiet heaven with good food to boot!Special Features:
- My dad stayed at the BurnsleyskitmomDined on 5/2/2012My dad stayed at the Burnsley on his 2-day stay in Denver, when he, we 2, & my son & gf were going to see "Wicked" May 4. There's a free shuttle from the rest. to the theater & back, + free pkrng. for those dining/seeing DCPA show. So with the freebies outta da way: food was obviously pre-made (small, odd menu). We went in plenty of time to eat & get to show, but food was SO s l o w in arriving, we almost didn't make it. While it wasn't *bad* food, it wasn't as good as the price suggested, and as stated, definitely pre-fab. We prob. won't be back, as the bartender was ALSO the food server, and was MUCH more interested in his watering-hole locals, preferring to chat up those folks instead of waiting on those spending $$$ on food & wine.
- I wasn't expecting much forKJOSIMPSONDined on 4/21/2012I wasn't expecting much for the food, but it was GREAT! Very fresh, cooked perfectly - ate every last bit of it!Special Features:
- We'll be back!OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/20/2012The chef made a special vegetarian dish - really delightful! We came for dinner before Jazz Club and had a wonderful time. Definitely will be back!Special Features:
- The food at the Burnsley isOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/1/2012The food at the Burnsley is excellent. The chief knows how to prepare food. We will return soon.Special Features:
- The live jazz was barely audible.OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/31/2012The live jazz was barely audible. Too much light to be romantic. But excellent food and excellent service.Special Features:
- Groovy ExperienceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/25/2012I really enjoyed the Burnsley. I didn't really know what to expect. The food was wonderful! You could cut the steak with a bitter knife. I had brie and mushroom risotto cakes. They were inspired. We had a delightful server. The live Jazz in the lounge really set the mood. I'd love to see a better wine list. It was pretty lack luster. We will definitely be back!Special Features:
- We went for resaurant week,OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/25/2012We went for resaurant week, and I was less than impressed. The servers were running around crazy and took forever to get back to you. The food was mediocre and seemed like most of it came from a box. The lobster bisque was cold and there was no lobster...the teak was cooked to temp and a good size for a filet, the asparagus was cooked well but the potatoes had no flavor/seasoning at all. The banans foster was like ice cream soup with burnt bananas in it. The brownie was alright, but again seemed like it came from a box and they just threw marishino cherries on it. There was no imagination with the food. I could have made this meal at home myself for half the price. The band was cool though and a nice atmosphere..maybe just go for drinks...
- We have eaten at the BurnsleyOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/25/2012We have eaten at the Burnsley several times. It has always been a very "leisurely" experience. Some might say the service is slow but we go expecting a relaxed evening. If you are in a hurry, I would suggest somewhere else. The steaks were excellent. Sunday brunch is also enjoyable.Special Features:
- This was a great experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/25/2012This was a great experience right from the start. The hostess was very friendly, and the server was impressive with her knowledge of the hotels history. She also provided an excellent recommendation for a wine selection. Finally the food was outstanding! Delicious and presented very well. Also, perfect portion sizes.Special Features:
- enjoyed my 5280 experience.OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/25/2012enjoyed my 5280 experience. I have been to your property before and have a friend who stays with you often. However, drinks at dinner was severely overprice given their size and liquor brand. Thus I was stunned to get 9.00 charge for a martini that I would have been charged no more than $4.75 at any other hotel lounge for that size of drink. The same with jack and coke and margarita. The bottle of wine was great but should have cost no more than $21.00. Take this information from a very well traveled customer The dinner value was excellent along with the quality of the meal.Special Features:
- Dined at 7:30 on a FridayOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 2/24/2012Dined at 7:30 on a Friday night, expecting a leisurely meal over wine. Half-way through our meal the server informed us the dining room was closing at 9 pm, and she brought our check at 8:45 while I was still eating my meal. Looking at the check, I discovered she had misled us to believe a $12 side dish was included with an entree. She also added on the bill a 20% tip for herself, ran my card, and left before we did. The wine and our crab cakes appetizer were good, but entrees and side dish were not very good and were overpriced. We will not be back.Special Features:
- We were there a night thatOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/18/2012We were there a night that Purnell Steen was there and it was idilitic. Great food, great jazz, tremendous night... We loved it...Special Features:
- Had tapas in the bar. TheyKladDined on 2/11/2012Had tapas in the bar. They were awful.We receved them nearly an hour after they were ordered. Lousy, hurried service with bad food.Thank goodness the music was good.
- the Friday night jazz wasOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 1/27/2012the Friday night jazz was terrific. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the people.Special Features:
- Tablecloths Please?OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 1/26/2012Quiet and comfortable, but lacks the pizzaz of a top tier restaurant. No tablecloths! That's a big turn off for me. Relatively small menu, but enough variety to satisfy most clients. Sort of feels like a typical hotel restaurant despite the fact that its food and service are otherwise very good. Simply adding white tablecloths would dramatically improve the ambiance.
- Since the dining room wasAFLSVIPDined on 1/25/2012Since the dining room was not open when we went we had to eat in the bar area. The bar tender did the best he could being both bar tender and waiter. The food was worth the wait. If you are not in a rush it might be the place to go.Special Features:
- Don't waste your timeWinoVIPDined on 1/21/2012We left after being told they would not be able to wait on us after 15 minutes. Supposedly they were "slammed", but the restaurant was empty. 2 table ahead of us finally got their water and order taken after being there much longer than us. Won't be going back. I can find spendy food at other places that take care of me.
- After 1 1/4 hours we stillgoodDined on 1/21/2012After 1 1/4 hours we still didn't have our salads. However, salads were delivered to another couple who had come long after we had arrived. We left. Have no idea how the food might have been.
- You can take your grandma hereMollyVIPDined on 1/13/2012There was a live piano player and I was the only person in the lounge at 4pm on a Thursday. I would say this place is mainly for older people, meaning that all ten customers who arrived later around 5pm were all over the age of 60. I'm in my 30's and while the food was great and only 10 blocks away from where I live, I don't think I'll be coming back for happy hour. The service was great and you can get 6 tapas for only $13 during happy hour which is almost too much food for two people. However, it was a snooze-fest and I couldn't wait to get out of there.Special Features:
- A Very Pleasant ExperienceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/7/2012Service was excellent - just the right amount of attention and conversation. Server was very helpful and accommodating. Provided an excellent description of the menu items. Food was well prepared, nicely presented, and tasty. sauces added just the right touch. Limited altough satisfactory wine list. A great spot for a quiet evening of good food and conversation. Strongly recommended for those tired of the trendy, crowded restaurant scene and desiring a nice mealSpecial Features:
- when we went to the lounge,OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/2/2012when we went to the lounge, it was very noisy and could not hear ourselves talk. not only that, we ordered drinks, appetizers, and dinner. we ask the bar tender, Kimberly, for some bread. she brought us pita bread. when we got the bill she charged us a #1.50 for the pita bread. i ask her about it and she said the cook said to charge us for it. the menu said that bread was included with the dinner why should have to pay for bread when we ordered dinner. that made me really mad and pretty ridiculous for the bar tender to even worry about the bread charge. it may be silly to complain about paying for the bread, but in my opinion, it's the principle of the thing.
- The Burnsley is a great spot.IEKrisDined on 12/31/2011The Burnsley is a great spot. However, both times that we have been there for dinner, they have been short staffed. The servers have been nice and apologetic, but service suffers.Special Features:
- New Year's Eve bummer...OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 12/31/2011This was a bummer for New Year's eve. Service was very slow. They never checked on you. Only brought bread on the third reminder (had to ask the hostess), when I needed another fork it was quicker to get up and grab from another table. The steak was good, side dishes were weak. I doubt I would ever go back.
- We always seem to go to theOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 12/23/2011We always seem to go to the Burnsley for special occasions. In this instance it was a birthday dinner. The food is always consistently excellent. The restaurant is pleasantly quiet and rarely busy so its a great place to get in quickly. The menu has gone ala carte and is smaller than before. However there are plenty of great meal choices. I had the lamb lollipops which were excellent. My dinner date had the filet mignon which was done to perfection. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.Special Features:
- Great location on Friday andRusDVIPDined on 12/16/2011Great location on Friday and Saturday evenings when theyn have local jazz in the bar.Special Features:
- Simply awful.OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 12/14/2011After a good experience dining in the Burnsley's main dining room two years ago, we looked forward to using our restaurant.com certificate to return. Unfortunately, this visit was nothing like the first. Turned out that Mon-Thurs dinner is only served in the lounge, where we took a corner table. The holiday music (Sirius radio, complete with commercials) was blaringly loud. Our coupon applied only to entrees so we chose buffalo meatloaf ($18) & risotto cake w/ salad ($19). The food took a long time to arrive & was obviously prepared leftovers that were microwaved. There was a gravy skin on my meatloaf & my wife's salad was HOT! An awful, expensive meal w/ no sides & the waitress couldn't even find bread—they should be ashamed of themselves.
- Overall the restaurant wasOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/5/2011Overall the restaurant was a fair experience. The decor does need some serious updating to accompany the menu. The place reminds me more of a brunch spot than a romantic dinner getaway.
- We went there with two otherOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/5/2011We went there with two other couples for just dinner. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was served hot and well presented. We had a wide varity of food. I would recommend this place to anyone. The hotel had some great rates for staying overnight. We are planning to return again for the live jazz they had in the lounge.Special Features:
- delightful, nice live music,OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/4/2011delightful, nice live music, chef came to table, great attentive service, good foodSpecial Features:
- Would not recommendOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/4/2011Poor selection of wine and what they have was over priced. Food was not good, over cooked, dry and poorly seasoned. Hostess was very friendly and attentive.
- This is one of Denver's hiddenRusDVIPDined on 10/28/2011This is one of Denver's hidden gems on a Friday or Saturday with great jazz in the lounge and terrific food and service by David and Bobby.Special Features:
- The lounge was nice but small.OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/15/2011The lounge was nice but small. The restaurant left something to be desired. By the pics you would think it was all one big flowy room but they are separated by the lobby .
- The Burnsley Hotel is "historic,"OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 10/13/2011The Burnsley Hotel is "historic," which here is a euphemism for old. The decor needed serious updating, but if you're open minded, it's one of those diamonds in the rough, where you maybe one of two tables in the whole place, enjoying the delicious food all to yourself. You could imagine yourself here in it's heyday where the now faded magenta velvet lined booths were likely filled with lively diners listening to the piano. Not the spot for a romantic dinner, but if you want a good meal at a reasonable price minus the ambiance, it's worth a try. The 3 course prix fixe for $45 with a salad, side and main entree was a great deal.
- There wasn't enough help forfasdfasdfgVIPDined on 9/28/2011There wasn't enough help for all the people there dining and at the bar. Though, when it did slow down, the waiter/bartender still struggled to fill the water glasses. The service has always been the iffy part of the Burnsley. The food is quite good. It's a shame the service isn't...